Taxon  Report   1209 
Bromus madritensis  L.  ssp. rubens  (L.) Husnot
Foxtail brome,  Foxtail chess, Foxtail grass, Red brome
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
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Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens
© 2005 Steve Matson
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Parent Record Bromus madritensis
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
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TJM2: Bromus rubens
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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